This affidavit of identity, made to document a military bounty claim for Robert Lambert, deceased, reveals that Robert Lambert and his wife Rhoda Lambert were both enslaved by Nathan Adams of Haywood County, Tennessee. The document states that Robert Lambert served as a private in Company C, 59th USCT, and he died on James Gibson’s plantation in Haywood County, TN in February of 1866.

Lambert Rhoda Affidavit of Identity Memphis TN Slaveholder Listed

Source Citation

“Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872,” images, FamilySearch (,1419046541 : accessed 30 December 2014), Memphis (Subassistant Commissioner-Subdistrict of Memphis) > Roll 53, Affidavits and certificates relating to identification of persons claiming arrears of pay and bounty, July 1870-Dec 1872 > image 521 of 577; citing NARA microfilm publication M1911, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.